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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forces War Records - Dedication Wall

    Remembrance Day is nearly upon us, a time to honour those who bravely fought, and lost their lives in wartime. The team here at Forces War Records have created something extra special for you - your ancestors Dedication Wall, where you'll be able to upload a photograph and post a lasting...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-10-2016 12:19 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Military burials UK and overseas

    These burials are in various sites in England, Cyprus, Egypt, Malta and Singapore. The earliest is in 1756 in Sheerness Dockyard church; the most recent in 1985 in Bordon Garrison Military Cemetery https://www. deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch I've just found that the above link doesn't...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 29-12-2015 9:41 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NEW FWR COLLECTION

    Imperial Prisoners of War held in Japan In 1945, 37,583 British and Commonwealth soldiers were released from Japanese captivity and Forces War Records has their details. During the course of the Second World War, over 140,000 Allied soldiers were captured by the Armed Forces of the Empire of...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-08-2015 9:54 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: OUT NOW! Issue 1. Forces War Records Magazine

    OUT NOW! Issue 1 of Forces War Records Magazine, our brand new periodical aimed at helping you to get the most out of our site, and your research as a whole. Each issue will contain one feature specifically offering genealogical advice, another delving into the history of a battle or period...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-03-2015 2:41 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 4:09 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 4:08 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 8:32 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 9:48 AM
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  1. Medal rolls online

    Three new databases have today been uploaded to Ancestry. Two consist of data from TNA Kew ... from ADM 171 Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 (including world wars) from WO 100 Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 (excluding world wars)

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 09-11-2010 1:28 AM
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  2. Free Access to Military Records 7-14 Nov

    Ancestry is offering to open their military records in the UK for one week for Remembrance Week 7th-14th November During this period there will apparently be free access to British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 British Army WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920 British Army WWI Medal...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-11-2010 9:39 AM
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  3. Heneage Goldie PASEA - Trinidad Light Horse

    Hello, folks I am looking for any information at all on a man named Heneage Goldie PASEA, who supposedly was a member of the Trinidad Light Horse. He lived in Streatham Lodge, Tunapuna, St. George County, Trinidad around 1890. (Streatham Lodge was apparetnly subsequently named PASEA - after...

    Started by Mary Anne‎, 13-09-2009 11:16 PM
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  4. Prisoners of war

    My uncle was in the Worl War II and was decorated with three medals. I have some of his service history but I remember my Dad saying that he had been a prisoner of war. Anyone any idea how I would find details of this?

    Started by wayfarer‎, 30-10-2010 1:27 PM
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  5. British Army Garrisons in Malta 1885-1905

    Hi everyone Please excuse my ignorance, but can anyone explain to me the background to the British Army Garrisons in Malta from 1885-1905 as I have recently discovered one of my ancestors who was in the RAMC with the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment was stationed there at that time. Was Malta a...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 13-10-2010 3:36 PM
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  6. How to Obtain Copies of Army Chaplain Baptism

    Hi all I have found an index of Army Chaplain Baptisms on the Malta Family History site for my ancestor's children who were baptised there whilst he was serving in Malta. Can anyone please let me know how I can obtain copies of the baptism records? Thank you in advance. Titanicfan

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 06-10-2010 10:21 PM
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  7. Military service 1914 - 1926

    I am trying to find some record or information about my Uncle who served in the army from 1914 - 1926. I have these dates from his service record as a civil policeman but I haven't yet found out how to trace his military details. His name was Albert Matthew Roe b 1899 in Newington, London and died...

    Started by wayfarer‎, 01-10-2010 8:49 PM
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  8. national service

    evening to all , what was the youngest age you could be called to do national serviice ? and what year was the last call up ? also is there a way of finding out if my relative was called up ? dean

    Started by deanC‎, 06-10-2010 6:15 PM
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  9. Joseph Gunstone

    I have 2 photos on my computer which I now have no recollection of where they came from - poor record keeping I'm afraid. They are at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/valgoddard/Genealogy# . Could someone with expertise in these areas give me any information - date, etc - possibly Canadian...

    Started by Val Goddard‎, 29-09-2010 6:11 PM
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  10. John Donnoghoo of the 75th Regiment

    Looking for any Family information on Private John Donnoghoo, born in Cork, Ireland. He joined the 75th regiment in 1825 and was medically discharged in 1846, he was a military pensioner and volunteered to be a convict guard on the Lady Kennaway, arriving in Tasmania in 1851, he may have changed...

    Started by Yulong‎, 20-09-2010 2:58 AM
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  11. Soldiers AWOL/Deserters

    Can anyone help on this? If a soldier went AWOL during WW1 whilst on leave prior to embarkation, was arrested and was subsequently sent abroad to fight but survived would his Medal Index Card and his Service History be destroyed and his Pension entitlement be void as he commited an offence...

    Started by Anna‎, 30-08-2010 6:21 PM
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  12. Royal Artillery - Charles Edney death

    I came across this death which I am posting in case someone happens to look for this at a later date. "The troops belonging to the various batteries of Royal Artillery quartered at Sheerness Garrison have placed a monument over the tomb of Charles Edney, a trumpeter of the Scottish Division...

    Started by busyglen‎, 19-05-2009 6:39 PM
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  13. Chelsea pensioner lookup

    if anyone has access to the new chelsea pensioner records any chance of looking for Charles Mace of the Royal Regiment of Artillery last heard of at Berwick upon Tweed in 1746. I believe the Chelsea pensioners records start at 1760 so i dont know if he will be on but its worth a try.

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 22-08-2010 5:45 PM
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  14. Army equipment

    Hi I know this isn't about family history but I am trying to find out the history of a 1940 Stationary Engine that we have restored over the past year. What I do know is it had been bought in a sale by a farmer in the 1950's in Wiltshire and used as a mobile milking parlour, at the end of...

    Started by helen57‎, 29-07-2010 7:16 AM
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  15. Veterinary Surgeon - Cavalry

    Hoping someone can help here! My ancestor, John Whitmore Garrad, was born 5 Nov 1827 in Colchester, Essex. He died in 1897, back in Colchester. Sometime after the 1851 census, he signed up with the Bengal Army, 9th Regiment Light Cavalry. I have found 2 mentions in the East India Register...

    Started by Kevin Garrad‎, 28-07-2010 9:52 AM
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  16. Ernest Kirkby

    Hello I'm doing a family tree for a friend and he is curious about a great uncle who died in WWI, his father was named after him so I am sure the name is right but I can't find him anywhere!! The extended family was from Lancs and i believe he is featured in a museum in Bury.... I've trawled...

    Started by julesb‎, 26-07-2010 10:19 AM
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  17. Suggestions Needed re: WWII Research

    This is not strictly a British genealogy question as it doesn't relate to any of my ancestors (although my grandparents and mother may have witnessed the incident) but I'm hoping someone can make a suggestion on how to unearth more information about a local history brick wall. In the 60s I used...

    Started by GarryD‎, 26-02-2009 10:06 AM
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  18. Question 2nd Battalion BLACKWATCH WW1

    Can anyone please help me with a John Umble Horton, he was born Aston, Birmingham 1893 died 1921. I have found him listed on the British Army Medal Roll 1914 - 1920, this gives his Service No as 19334 (Private) Royal Highlanders. I know he was in Palestine (1918) and we think he died from TB...

    Started by Symbo‎, 06-07-2010 2:22 PM
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  19. move from one regiment to another?

    I have George Edward LUCAS in the Foot Regiment 29 in Aldershot in the 1861 census. Then, he is found in Dover in the 2nd Battalion Rifles in 1871. He was a musician - I don't know what that means??? Was it common for a soldier to move from one 'company' - or battalion or whatever the correct...

    Started by nancyv‎, 13-04-2010 9:58 AM
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  20. Patrick Donnelly 1864 Clonoe Co. Tyrone

    Patrick moved between co. Tyrone and Lanarkshire and the 650 Inniskilling Fusiliers and General Reserve Field Artillery to labouring in a steel works in Dalziell. I think this was the militia and he could move in and out. I have him on his own marriage registers in 1988 in Coalisland and as a...

    Started by hivesmart2‎, 06-07-2010 9:09 AM
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    06-07-2010, 11:26 AM Go to last post

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